Article PDF: 6.4.2 Easy Situations

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Sun Tzu's five rules for recognizing situations of easy initial progress.

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This article explains how to recognize the "easy situation" that arises when we first begin a move or a campaign and have a minimal commitment to it. It defines a situation where we can seemingly make progress easily. As a result, we form our expectations regarding the future of the move. The problem is both our lack of commitment and a set expectations based on minimal experience. Without commitment makes, it is easy to get distracted. Our set of expectations are almost certainly wrong.